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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

{Book Blast} Secondhand Romance by Rose Ann DeFranco --- with giveaway!

Brothers of Audubon Springs Series, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Annie O'Malley's dream of owning a secondhand bookstore in tight-knit Audubon Springs is coming true. Still reeling from her parents' sudden deaths, she believes that signs or messages can be found within the pages of books. She loves her job and has made plenty of friends but longs for the acceptance only love and a family can provide.

Tony Iuliano is there to fix the wiring in her shop. He doesn't believe in fate, magic, or the power of a good book. All this combined with his sexy-as-sin presence and all-knowing attitude infuriates Annie. The quirky bookworm intrigues him enough to accept her bet to read a book from her shop. When he discovers a stack of fifty-year-old love letters in the book, he wants to leave the past alone, but seeing it as a sign, Annie challenges him to read the letters and search for the long-lost lovers or lose the bet.

While shaking the dust off several ill-fated romances and fighting their attraction at every turn, the pair soon become the town gossip daily special. If they can stop arguing long enough, they may just discover this particular sign was meant for them all along.

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“You were a bit rude to Mr. Green. That’s not like you.”
“Tony, let’s not pretend you know anything about me, okay?”
“O—kay.” He cocked his head to the side and squinted.
“You were rather quiet and un-opinionated. That’s not like you either.”
“We’re fighting now?” He threw his hands out to his sides.
“No, we’re not.” She gathered the coffee cups and took them back to the storeroom.
 “I’m going to head out.” But instead he followed her to the storeroom, leaned against the door jam, so ruggedly handsome a sharp twinge poked her heart. She returned her focus to washing the cups. “Annie, you say I don’t know you, but you’re not acting like yourself.” He pushed away from the door and ventured, tentatively, into the room.
“He used her and broke her heart, and somehow that is considered acceptable.”
“Who said it was acceptable?”
“You did! The two of you sat there in cahoots. Then you’re disappointed in me for being rude.” She tossed the last cup in the drainer and smacked the water faucet off with a satisfying whack.
“I’ve just never seen you act like that before.”
Annie whipped around causing him to take a clumsy step back. “I know you think I’m flighty and too invested in this, but for Susan Shaunessy, there was something more between them than the physical. Remember what she said?”
“Yeah, I do.” He took a step, closing the gap. “She talked about the fire burning out, and there being nothing left. She recognized it for what it was too. Try not to over-romanticize everything.”
“Don’t worry, I won’t over-romanticize anything.” 

Brothers of Audubon Springs Series, #1
Genre:  Contemporary Romantic Comedy

When Emma Grant returns to her family's Audubon Springs beach house to fulfill the stipulations of her father's will, she has every intention of forcing her former lover out of the house for good. She's never fit into her wealthy family and would prefer avoiding her past, but with her brother threatening to reveal her young daughter, she has no choice.

Rafe Iuliano has other plans. The wealthy Grants tried to bribe him out of Emma's life years ago, but he's determined to prove once and for all that a master carpenter is worthy of Emma and the house.

Their ridiculous and steamy battle for the house reignites the love and passion that bloomed between them years ago. But when Rafe discovers she's kept their daughter a secret for two years, can he overcome anger and pride to claim his family and the love of his life, or will the deception drive a final wedge between them?

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RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing funny, steamy romance with heart. A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family and would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town from her BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series.  More information about these Contemporary Romantic Comedies can be found at

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